Views about government aid to the poor among who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by state (2014) Switch to: State among who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about government aid to the poor

% of who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say government aid to the poor…

State Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
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Alabama 56% 39% 4% < 1% 264
Arizona 59% 35% 4% 2% 219
Arkansas 54% 44% 1% 1% 147
California 45% 49% 3% 2% 1,027
Colorado 62% 36% 1% < 1% 150
Florida 49% 45% 5% 1% 632
Georgia 51% 43% 5% 1% 426
Idaho 61% 34% 3% 2% 120
Illinois 49% 43% 5% 2% 403
Indiana 59% 32% 6% 2% 242
Iowa 44% 52% 3% < 1% 119
Kansas 65% 31% 3% 1% 115
Kentucky 51% 38% 8% 3% 190
Louisiana 54% 39% 3% 4% 201
Maryland 45% 50% 3% 2% 211
Massachusetts 47% 46% 4% 4% 111
Michigan 51% 44% 3% 2% 332
Minnesota 54% 41% 5% < 1% 164
Mississippi 55% 38% 4% 3% 161
Missouri 55% 37% 4% 3% 240
Nebraska 66% 29% 3% 2% 113
New Jersey 37% 54% 3% 5% 249
New Mexico 55% 42% 1% 3% 107
New York 42% 51% 5% 2% 496
North Carolina 49% 46% 3% 2% 428
North Dakota 63% 34% 3% 1% 113
Ohio 52% 43% 4% 2% 389
Oklahoma 55% 38% 2% 5% 159
Oregon 44% 47% 8% < 1% 111
Pennsylvania 54% 39% 4% 3% 474
South Carolina 52% 39% 7% 2% 230
South Dakota 54% 41% 2% 3% 109
Tennessee 52% 42% 4% 2% 326
Texas 51% 43% 3% 3% 1,052
Utah 63% 34% 2% 1% 141
Virginia 53% 40% 5% 2% 318
Washington 51% 43% 3% 2% 204
West Virginia 50% 45% 4% 2% 143
Wisconsin 63% 34% 3% 1% 197
Wyoming 73% 21% 4% 2% 118

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